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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: hello current tv! guess what i got you guys all as early christmas presents. >> what? >> spongebob squarepants. >> he lives in a pineapple under the sea. >> he will be on the phobe this hour! how about that, jacki? >> very exciting. just repeated the one line i knew. he lives in a pineapple under the sea. >> stephanie: i got you sexy
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liberal man meat hal sparks in hour number three. even more exciting for political geeks like me, representative tim wall. putting forth the petition for the middle class tax cuts in the house. >> like that. >> stephanie: a little something for everybody this morning. here she is, jacki schechner for everybody. in the current news center. >> good morning, everybody! president obama is meeting with business leaders again today to talk about the consequences of going over the fiscal cliff. he's also claiming to call on congressional leaders to make sure we raise the debt ceiling without contention. the white house making the case that extending the bush tax cuts for the middle class is directly connected to the health of our businesses. companies need to know consumers will be able to spend and in his first post-election interview president obama again rejected the house republican counteroffer that is on the table. >> unfortunately the speaker's proposal right now is still out of balance. we're going to have to see the
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rates on the top 2% go up and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> let's hope he sticks to it. >> g.o.p. leaders aren't only dealing with the president and congressional democrats they're dealing with a split within their own ranks. more conservative republicans don't want party leaders to compromise anymore than they think they already have. even though the republican plan offers up $800 billion in new taxes without upping tax rates at all tea party leaders say higher taxes shouldn't be in any form because it is not what republicans stand for. south carolina senator jim demint went so far as to call on supporters of his senate conservative fund to call senate republicans and ask them to oppose what he's calling the boehner tax hike. the looming question for republicans what may be willing to compromise is what's your bottom line? the fallback position that is most likely at this point may turn out to be extending the middle class tax cuts through the end of the year and then continuing this fight in the run-up the need to raise the debt ceiling the end of january
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or early february. just what we need for it to drag on even longer. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. jennifer > it's these "talking points" that the right have about "the heavy hand of government". i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really. really! that you're gonna lay people off because now the government's going to help you fund your health care. really? i wanna be able to have those conversations. not just to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying. and you know, i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table.
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welcome to it! six minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12. phone number toll free from anywhere. "the stephanie miller show" the web site. you can e-mail us all there. jim ward, chris lavoie, me, stephanie miller. very short to the point hate letter. look, jim, he couldn't get out of the subject line. his lovely wife did not show him -- >> how do i get in the big box? i can't work the typewriter with the tv on it. >> did you plug it in? >> yeah, i plugged it in. >> stephanie: can you prescreen that for me? because i don't know which one he means. >> no! >> stephanie: well there goes all of my fun. >> he means the front? >> stephanie: he does. >> because you're a chick. >> stephanie: okay. >> no, he means the front. >> stephanie: no caps anywhere to be seen. hope you get your nasty [ bleep ] off the air.
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it was a c word but it is not that one. >> it could be a plumber's but it's not. >> we know what the word is now. come on. >> stephanie: thanks, jack. happy holidays to you. [ applause ] >> stephanie: do not have the -- either the energy or the know-how to get into the big box. he clearly had a lot more to say to me. >> he didn't give you a reason why he wanted to get your -- >> stephanie: my nasty [ bleep ] off the air. >> he just ordered you to. >> stephanie: he said he hopes that i do. >> oh. >> stephanie: i hate to disappoint him. i have no plans unless he knows something i don't know. hmm, speaking of wow. speaking of nasty caroline says steph, i can't believe the 38 republican senators who voted against the united nations treaty to protect the rights of the disabled. this is like a christmas carol. there's poor bob dole off his deathbed in a wheelchair -- >> he's been ill yeah. >> stephanie: last week he was
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reported to be not doing well. >> slapping him on the back. no, we aren't going to vote for it. it is crazy. >> stephanie: a christmas carol. they're so mean. i hope they say hello to the dodo birds. >> they're pushing bob dole over a cliff in his wheelchair. >> stephanie: caroline says one of their excuses that threatened american sovereignty and the endangered home schooling because it would allow american government to impose new laws on disabled home school children. there is no wording that hints that either one of those things could be true. for some of the senators the real reasoning was because they believe the treaty is part of a vast conspiracy. >> vast conspiracy to tell us that the world is round. everybody knows that ain't so. we could fall right off. >> stephanie: bob dole came to show his support for the treaty. john mccain even voted for it. there they are. >> blue helmets and black helicopters everywhere you look. >> stephanie: you know what?
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what a perfect day to have spongebob squarepants on the show with a message for republicans. ♪ spongebob here ♪ ♪ kris means presents and mistletoe ♪ ♪ sharing and caring ♪ ♪ during this season, please, don't be a jerk ♪ ♪ bring joy to the world it's the thing to do ♪ ♪ the world does not revolve around you ♪ ♪ don't be a jerk ♪ ♪ it's christmas ♪ ♪ there's a sign above the line that says express ♪ ♪ that means ten items or less ♪ ♪ don't be a jerk ♪ ♪ it's christmas ♪ ♪ don't you screen my calls ♪
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♪ don't you wreck my house when you deck the halls ♪ >> stephanie: all right. tomkinny joins us in about 20 minutes. the original song, don't be a [ bleep ], it's christmas. >> stephanie: a male organ. >> don't be a richard. >> stephanie: little message for the entire republican party. speaking of which. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] we're going to d.c. i love "the washington post" headline. republicans losing blame game on fiscal cliff. neener. majority of americans say if the country goes over the cliff on december 31st, congressional republicans should bear the brunt of the blame. "washington post" pew poll -- >> pew pew. >> stephanie: latest time the g.o.p. faces a tireless task between now and the end of the year. 53% say the g.o.p. would and should lose the fiscal cliff blame game.
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27% say the president. so there. [ ♪ nah nah nah nah nah ♪ ] >> stephanie: a tee and then a hee. donna says i got my tickets. steph, as your official vegetarian travel agent, i got meet and grope tickets. so did many of our stephanie and the mooks meet up group. >> i love that. >> stephanie: not that kind of meet. we're having a celebration dinner this sunday to celebrate getting meet and grope tickets to what -- >> it's a new year and time for a new inauguration. >> the president of the united states is once again barack obama. s. ♪ >> time for a new sexy liberal. >> i guess i'll have to speak for the people of my state from right here. >> no, a new sexy liberal show. >> january 19th, inauguration weekend in our nation's capital at the warner theatre, "the stephanie miller show" sexy liberal comedy tour makes its
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2013 debut. >> we have serious problems to solve and we need serious people to solve them. >> featuring hal sparks. >> have a lot of liberal friends that love this country enough to vote almost every other election. >> john fuglesang. aisha tyler and the queen of progressive talk radio stephanie miller. >> you dirty sleazy, sexy liberals. god bless you. >> the long-awaited washington, d.c. "the stephanie miller show" sexy liberal show at the warner theatre january 19th. yahoo. >> are vegetarians allowed to drink? >> they enjoy it. >> it will be a meet and grope minus the meat. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: someone sent me -- julie sent me an early christmas gift. future wife stack. and someone that makes me feel about my drinking solution. >> okay. >> stephanie: wow. jana lawrence, please and thank you. a woman watching college football at two different restaurants in dacular -- dac
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eula georgia. she got so intoxicated she allegedly screamed profanities exposed her breasts to other customers and rubbed the genitals of one woman and licked her face. >> wow nice. >> stephanie: well, not when you see the picture. she was eventually kicked out of that place and moved over to friends sports bar where apparently everyone knows her name. she's liquid them at one time or another. friends is a sports bar next door where she allegedly continued her antics. the manager friend asked her to leave because her buttocks were exposed. she responded by pulling her pants down even further. there! >> sounds like a very pleasant woman. >> stephanie: two men at the bar seated on either side complained to police that she inappropriately touched them by rubbing one's penis. she kept up her charm by calling
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him derogatory terms for homosexual males and people of african-american disscent. she was glad to be going to jail because her husband beats her ass and he wouldn't be able to do that if she's behind bars. that was before asking a female deputy if she had and wanted a girlfriend. [ applause ] >> that's a little rough. >> that's sad. [ applause ] >> stephanie: getting thrown out of two sports bars in one night. that takes some doing. >> i think i did that in college. >> stephanie: really? >> yeah. once we started doing shots of gin. >> bad idea. >> really bad idea. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: didn't even involve brown liquor.
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>> no. >> stephanie: here's -- happy marriages. man arrested for slipping meth into his wife's cigarette. in bremerton. you know what? >> he was probably married to that woman from the bar. >> stephanie: you know, there are some things you can't work out. there are some differences that are too much. meth lover. not a meth lover. how are you going to work that out? >> gin shots. >> stephanie: okay. 20-year-old man has been charged with assault after allegedly put methamphetamine in his wife's cigarette without her knowledge. the man told his wife that he wanted her to experience a meth high so she would understand why he likes it so much. called police while they were at the house with their two children. >> oh! >> stephanie: her husband offered her a cigarette. when she started freaking out her husband told her he had put meth in the cigarette. ha ha! see what i did? [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> some people need to have a license to have children, i
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think. >> stephanie: right! meanwhile, gay people shouldn't. the husband allegedly told two friends he had a 15-point plan to get his wife addicted to meth. >> 15 points. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] >> what you do when you're on meth apparently. >> stephanie: probably love energy for planning. >> put meth in your wife's cigarette because it might be bad for her. oh wait. >> stephanie: the regular healthy kind of cigarette. right. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: all right. sara in new york. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi sara. [no audio] >> caller: you know the republicans that voted down the treaty for the disabilities act? >> stephanie: yes. >> caller: i don't understand how it -- it hurt my stomach when i heard this last night. i was actually watching it on tv. and my father's disabled. he had polio when he was a
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child. he has to wear braces and stuff but now the republicans that voted this down, how do you get that out there? i mean actually -- i know not everybody watches the senate house. >> stephanie: sara, i think it is out there. because in this day and age we're in such a 24 hour news cycle with visual images, i think the visual image of bob dole in his wheelchair and elder statesman above the republican party going to the senate floor after he was in the hospital last week and they still vote it down is -- i think that's why it is also just so -- >> i couldn't believe they did that. >> stephanie: at christmas. >> don't be a jerk. it's christmas. >> stephanie: what am i thinking of again? oliver twist. scrooge. all of them rolled into one! okay. 18 minutes -- >> bob kratch et? >> stephanie: right! >> not oliver twist. >> stephanie: entirely different. 18 minutes after the hour. kids, when meeting in person we express so much through the raise of an eyebrow like what the hell are you talking about?
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ñ >> stephanie miller. ♪ why don't they do do what they say, say what they mean ♪ ♪ one thing leads to another ♪ ♪ tell me something wrong ♪ ♪ i know i listen too long ♪ ♪ but then one thing leads to
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another, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 24 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. mary ann in utah. hi, mary ann. >> caller: hi, steph, how are you this morning? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: congratulations. you made sean hannity last night. >> stephanie: again? >> caller: you did. >> stephanie: it is too much. >> caller: you have just got this guy's panties in such a wad. he can't stand is it. >> he likes it. >> caller: he was commenting on how disgusting and nasty the liberal media was and he said for example "the stephanie miller show," we said shut the hell up. he talked about you talking about the stupid rape comments. >> he played that before. >> stephanie: you said it is a rapey, rapey day. oh my god, i thought his little head was going to explode. not that i watch him i flip over there every once in awhile to see their heads explode.
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>> stephanie: that's why they lost women by double digits because they became the rapey party. >> caller: i'm from utah. >> stephanie: i paused there so that they have an edit point for next week. there you go. [ applause ] >> stephanie: i'm a helper broadcasting because you and i know how hard it is -- sarah palin doesn't breathe on his show to enable you to get a sound byte -- >> that's shorter than 45 seconds. >> stephanie: that we can play for right-wing world in our lifetime. >> you could cut up a sarah palin piece into various pieces and stick them together randomly. >> stephanie: it is like a scrabble board exploded. there's words and is there an end of a thought or sentence anywhere? >> she must have the largest lungs onate because she never takes a breath. >> >> stephanie: did she not use socialist or socialism five times yesterday? socialist president that engages in the socialism in the --
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>> socialistically. >> good lord. >> stephanie: okay. >> which is why we have single payer. >> stephanie: no we don't. jim in wisconsin you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi jim. >> caller: how you doing? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: first time caller. my question is -- my subject would be i think it is about time now for term limits with the debacle that's going on in the senate. and also a line item veto. >> i don't know about term limits though because -- >> stephanie: let's term them to two years. >> there's something to be said for people on our side being the heads of committees. >> stephanie: you mean like elizabeth warren on the banking committee? ha ha! [ ♪ nah nah nah nah nah ♪ ] >> oh, scott brown has just gotta be going -- >> stephanie: this is the election that keeps on giving this holiday season. that and karl rowe and dick
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morris benched at fox news. [ ♪ nah nah nah nah nah ♪ ] >> producers have to get the direct approval of roger ailes before those two are booked on any show. >> stephanie: kelly is making dick morris jokes. someone said to her i like dick morris. he's always wrong but he makes me feel good. >> oh, my god! >> we're going to win in a landslide. it's in the bag. i just know. i have a feeling -- what's happened? >> stephanie: sputter sputter, sputter. >> humina, humina, humina. >> stephanie: white house spokesman jay carney dismissed boehner's proposals as magic beans and fairy dust. [farting sounds] >> if the president really wants to avoid sending the economy over the fiscal cliff he's done nothing to demonstrate it. >> we don't know who pays. we don't know what we're talking about in terms of actual
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legislation to increase revenues it's magic beans and fairy dust. [farting sounds] >> stephanie: all right. >> fairy dust goes very well with bourbon. >> stephanie: republicans were quick to say that boehner's plan was attracting criticism from the right particularly from jim demint of south carolina, tea party leader and as such, represented more of a compromise than obama's stance. uh no! nice try. demint said boehner's plan will destroy american jobs and allow politicians in washington to spend more. oh, please we're not falling for this. they think if they criticize the plan, oh, well it must be a good compromise then. nice try! 29 minutes after the hour. spongebob squarepants tom kenny, our buddy our pal next on "the stephanie miller show."
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♪ bring joy to the world, it's the thing to do ♪ ♪ but the world does not revolve around you ♪ ♪ don't be a jerk ♪ ♪ it's christmas ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "the stephanie miller show." 34 minutes after the hour. being a well-known potty mouth myself, i enjoy the original version. don't be a [ bleep ] it is fabulous. so is my friend, tom kenny. spongebob squarepants. >> good morning. how are you? >> man hello.
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>> i wish i was in the studio though. >> stephanie: i know. next time. >> we'll have you in very soon. >> stephanie: you're very busy because of your wildly popular it's a spongebob christmas album. >> yes, it is a spongebob christmas album. here is where you start to feel a million years old. it is a digital album. apparently they don't manufacture the disks anymore. >> what did they do with my -- >> it is magical sound and it comes on your computer machine. come out of it. >> stephanie: thank you tom. that's a better explanation than i could have given. >> the magical sound bits go to create -- it is like a science filmstrip. >> we were saying that for some reason, it is always such great timing politically because the republicans inevitably are acting like jerks at christmastime. here we go with the fiscal cliff and the debt and now they vote down the disabilities act right in front of bob dole in a real wheelchair. we're just like wow.
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>> absolutely. if anyone wants to make a music video using this song as the background alluding to all of that stuff you're talking about you know, i'm not going to say no. >> stephanie: there you go. >> i can't speak for viacom's lawyers. >> stephanie: no. >> but i'm not going to say no. >> stephanie: here's a fun fact. co-wrote ten of the album songs. who is so handsome and rowic and talented. >> thank you. >> don't be a jerk dates from 2009. the joe wilson thing was happening. it just seemed like rudeness and you know, the lack of manners and civil discourses breaking down. you know, my cowriter, andy and i came up with this phrase, how about a song don't be a jerk, it's christmas. it wasn't jerk as you know, stephanie. it begins with a d and ends with a k and ends with flick but -- >> stephanie: yes. >> three years later, it is a
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whole spongebob christmas album where we have a whole bunch of other songs. one done in street corner l.a., doo wop style. one done off the elvis christmas album. it is about having fun. jonathan richmond is on it playing guitar. >> stephanie: as you talk about, congressman joe wilson who yelled you lie at the president during the state of the union, that seems like the good ole days. charming time of being a jerk back then. >> that sounds relatively quaint. when nickelodeon decided they wanted to use the song as kind of like the springboard for a whole christmas special which actually airs tomorrow, it is a stop motion, done like rankin bass rudeolph special from the '60s, it is really cool. i came up with this story and andy palely and i where we were trying to find a reason for this. we said there must be be something like a jerk toy like
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a media of jerktonium. woke up over earth and landed in certain places. >> stephanie: all of the states currently looking it to secede. >> you might want to go through there with a geiger counter and take a jerktonium reading. the special involves this jerktonium meteor that -- the radiation turns people into these dispentic cranky bullies at this time of year where you really should be working to be the opposite of that. baby steps. then we'll work on the other 51 weeks of the year. >> stephanie: tom, it is interesting you say that. it is like a national tantrum since this election. i've never seen this. have you? >> no. but i have to say i've never just rewound things on my dvr so often because i just -- in disbelief and have to watch it again and again going really?
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am i dreaming? >> stephanie: they did this poll. 25% of republicans say they would like their state to secede from the union. >> see ya later! >> good luck with that. >> stephanie: 49% of republican voters nationally think acorn stole the election. which does not exist anymore. >> wow. you guys already took care of that. you know. unfortunately. but yeah, i gotta say you know, like as far as the secession thing goes, i say give -- we'll take the cooks and the musicians and the artists you know. anybody who is artistic and sensitive. or a good cook, we'll take. give us you're tired, you're poor. people who know how to make gumbo. [ laughter ] >> everybody else can f off. >> stephanie: i don't find this surprising since in the same poll, tom since the election, we've seen a 5-point
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increase in democratic identification. 5-point decrease in republican identification to 32%. they really are beginning to go the way of the wigs, aren't they? >> i think so. you know, i don't see any other way it can go. although you know, i don't -- i don't -- i can't stop thinking that maybe it doesn't seem possible but maybe there will be some crazy evil plan, hail mary pass, you know, thing that kind of reinvigorates the party but i just can't see what that would be. but you know, i'm somebody who until the check clears, i don't believe it's really happening. i'm still pinching myself. i'm still pinching myself, you know, not being able to believe that things are as good as they are. >> stephanie: i know. i know. like i say yesterday was the perfect capper. you see one of the last reasonable republicans bob dole, war hero, in a wheelchair and them voting against the disabilities act in front of
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him. don't be a jerk! it's christmas! >> just pushing him down the stairs like you know, kiss of death or whatever that movie is. out of the way! [ laughter ] >> stephanie: tom kenny, you have to go you're too popular. the spongebob christmas album is out. get it. >> i'll be in the studio next time. i miss you. >> stephanie: miss you too. bye, sweetie. [ applause ] >> stephanie: he's so cute! >> he's from syracuse, new york. >> stephanie: i know it. >> you're part of the sticks. >> stephanie: did you put that thing i asked you to in the thing. because speak of which -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] somebody, oh, my god. i need my nostalgia music first. speaking of which. because this was the commercial that played endlessly during my youth in upstate new york near tom kenny in syracuse. let's see. bill writes steph i grew up in toronto. during the 1960s and watched
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broadcast tv from buffalo. back when we could receive five channels via antenna. i'm that old. >> i remember it when you could only get channels via antenna. >> the commercial with the two little boys with the antenna holding the rabbit ears for their father. three from buffalo and two from toronto. i'm wondering if stephanie remembers irv weinstein and rocket chip 7 with commander tom and his hand puppet dust mop. yes! i also recall every newscast began with a story about a house fire somewhere in the viewing area. the towns come to mind. seems like they were constantly on fire. bill. i think so, bill. i remember that. weinstein was always reporting about a house fire. i'm guessing a lot of people were trying to make chicken wings at home with the wrong kind of grease. >> or just heating your home because it is so freakin' cold there. >> stephanie: yes. >> that could be.
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>> let's set the house on fire. then we'll be warm. >> stephanie: he also says p.s. you wonder why i grew up so weird? if you had to watch that every commercial break almost your entire childhood -- all right. i don't know what that kid is. >> there are three of them in the ad. three different ones. >> stephanie: wonder how things worked out for him. one wonders. aside from that story of the man what tried to put meth in his wife's cigarette. >> could be pun of the upon tilla brothers. >> stephanie: annie in los angeles. hi annie. >> caller: hi, steph. hi max. i'm one of the gals in the chat. i watch you every day. love you. yeah, i'm the blond that shows up as your l.a. sexy liberal shows and i talked to jim a little bit.
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i'm disabled. i'm 40. i just turned -- i'm turning 40 something. i became disabled at 46 years old. it was a i chiropractor who broke my neck. i went back to work arrive i had surgery. -- to work after i had surgery. six screws a big plate in my neck. the plate destroyed the disk and i had to have a second surgery. >> stephanie: oh, my god. >> i never came out of it. you have to have a lawyer and go to court. you need a judge. to be able to grant you disability. and when they -- the republicans didn't vote on the disabilities act yesterday, it hurt so bad. it is undescribable. >> stephanie: it doesn't hurt just disabled people. it hurts any disabled -- it hurts any person to watch that. >> caller: i did not do this to myself. i want to work.
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oh, if i could go back to work. i would love it so much! but i did not do this to myself. >> stephanie: i know. >> caller: it was done in surgery. the surgery went wrong and here i am. and you know, those guys, every single one of them, they're going to need god in heaven and they're going to -- that's all i have to say. i'm too choked up. >> stephanie: listen, we got your back. obviously the majority of people feel the way we do or the election wouldn't have turned out this way. by the way, i love the way you opened your call that you're the blond that came to the l.a. sexy liberal show. >> annie, you and i talked. >> caller: i have pictures of all of you guys. i talked with jim and his wife was going to give me a physical therapist so maybe i'll stay on the line and give t-bone my number to get with jim's wife. >> stephanie: hang on. >> caller: when you become disabled, somebody else does it to you. it is just not fair. the republicans in the united
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states just cannot get a grip. >> stephanie: annie, hang on, okay? t-bone will get you. >> all right. >> stephanie: 45 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> it's a combination of low self-esteem, low blood sugar and mixing red wine with my dog's painkillers. >> announcer: it's "the stephanie miller show." (vo) always outspoken, now unleashed. joy behar. >> on my next show, dr. ruth answers all your questions about sex. i mean the ones you can say on tv of course, on say anything.
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>> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 15 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. he got in a hitler reference before the end of the first hour. this hour brought to you by go to meeting the powerfullicism way to meet with your team online. try it free for 30 days. visit and click on the try it free button and enter promo code stephanie. we hopefully will get our friend that just called, the name of a physical therapist. she made a good point. disabled people didn't do this to themselves. what happened in the senate yesterday is beyond disgrace. julie writes mama, 89-year-old bob dole, former republican, the name that comes up all the time as a reasonable republican who could get things done is wheeled on to the floor of the senate to see his colleagues pass a bill that means a great deal to him
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as a person who was wounded while serving our country in world war ii. watching the u.n. disability treaty pass in the senate where he spent 27 years of his life was to be the cap on his life as a great republican and a fine american. that's how they treat one of their own. plus a -- [ applause ] >> wow. >> stephanie: hello, doris in kentucky. >> caller: hello steph. we live -- ashley judd is exploring the possibility of running for the seat of mitch mcconnell. >> stephanie: i think that's awesome. >> we couldn't be anymore excited. we're bursting at the seams. louisville is supporting it. i think what she said this morning is to see if -- to see
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the possibility. but we're -- trying to stay connected on the web and let her know we'll support her. we will start some progress of trying to get this man off of the senate. >> stephanie: yep absolutely. we will be all over that to eject the turtle from his terrarium in kentucky. >> send him back to the galapagos. >> stephanie: for smokin' hot actress ashley judd. we were trying to talk elizabeth into running for congress. >> she should. >> stephanie: you're like michele bachmann but smart. that could be our cause out here in hollywood. smokin' hot actresses elected to something. >> and she doesn't have an allegedly gay husband. >> stephanie: right. so there's that. a different picture to send jim
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of her. it is extraordinary. >> stephanie: let's go to michael in north carolina. hi michael welcome. >> caller: how you doin' steph? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: i wanted to say about republicans, about how they seem to change their mind when something -- when something personal comes up to them like john mccain. he spent six years -- he's a disabled veteran. he voted for the treaty. and he had been tortured. he came out of said torture. didn't work. and then dick cheney, you know, his daughter is gay. and he is for gays getting married. it seems like when they have stuff personal happen to them, they become reasonable. >> stephanie: yeah interesting point. you know, this headline -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] i ask this all the time. who are the republicans fighting for on the fiscal cliff?
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look at every poll. americans largely agree with the president which is why they re-elected him. the president. >> when you look at the map, it doesn't work. -- when you look at the math it doesn't work. we'll have to see the rates on the top 2% go up and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> stephanie: we just talked about this earlier. a newly-released poll from "the washington post" and pew shows 53% of americans would blame republicans if we don't get a fiscal cliff agreement. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] the numbers are largely unchanged from the ones conducted right after the election. that's exactly what the president said. we're in the exit polls. to only 27% would blame obama if the country goes over the cliff. blah blah, blah. to that 64%ers who didn't believe it would have a major effect on the u.s. economy and 60% think that will be negative. who are republicans fighting for? not for a majority of americans. he's fighting for the top 2% who he says are actually small business owners.
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>> mmm no. >> stephanie: talk points are getting moldy. a $600 million a year hedge fund would qualify as a small business by paul ryan's misleading definition. regardless of the small business description, that still puts them in the 1% which is less than the majority of americans are compressed by the jobs. >> small compared to the planet jupiter. >> stephanie: right. all relative. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i don't know what this means. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] i don't know what this means chris. two fiscal conservatives booted from the panel. boehner is getting ready to -- be reasonable? >> no. it means there's disarray in the republican party. >> stephanie: two of the most conservative republicans in the house have been kicked off the house budget committee. a rare move that could make it easier for the fanel to advance a deal with democrats to cut deficits but -- >> grover norquist drowns himself in a bathtub. after he hears that.
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>> he made me do it. >> stephanie: two of the republicans that vote most often against boehner. boehner is trying to control his caucus. >> i'll be really surprised -- >> stephanie: these two guys, whatever their names are they said despite sweeping changes to medicare and medicaid, paul ryan's budget didn't make deep enough cuts to entitlement. those guys. yeah, that wasn't quite mean enough. [ applause ] >> i would be surprised if boehner kept his leadership position in the next congress. >> stephanie: really? >> yeah. because he's not -- >> stephanie: i picture eric cantor rubbing his hands together like snidely whiplash. >> he can't keep the caucus together. the republicans are famous for staying together. he can't keep them together. >> flabbergasted! >> that's doing a bad job.
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>> stephanie: he's flabbergasted at his own caucus. [mumbling] >> stephanie: by the way doesn't he get drunker every day? hey, john in new jersey, go ahead. >> caller: i'm john weston and i'm dyslexic. i thought what they did in congress was a national tragedy. i did -- the thing i'm saying is these republicans really look like they're totally nuts. and one thing i will tell you is i'm still dealing with issues based on the handicapped basically because i'm dyslexic. i did graduate from college. i'm still trying to find a job and that's another story. >> stephanie: okay. 58 minutes after the hour. i'm a little confused, too. it's okay. >> i'm glad i'm not the only one. >> stephanie: representative
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tim walls and much more as we continue on "the stephanie miller show." en [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: all right. hello tv world. we have representative tim walls coming up. he just signed -- he just put forth the discharge petition to get the middle class tax cuts passed in the house yesterday. and we have a jacki schechner healthcare corner coming up. i don't know if jacki schechner is aware of. >> i sent you an e-mail ten minutes ago. >> i'll have to check that. >> stephanie: she has an important point. we have a healthcare cost
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problem and you'll explain what that means. >> yes, i'll have to run to my computer at the other side of the news plex center. >> stephanie: that's how you stay in such extraordinary shape. >> running back and forth. >> stephanie: jim pictures you running in heels like in a horror movie. >> screaming wildly and nothing behind me. >> stephanie: in your negligee. >> that's what's underneath this. [ laughter ] i just put this on for camera. i sit around in my underwear otherwise. >> stephanie: here she is in her news suit, jacki schechner in the current news center. >> we have a dress code here called clothing. democratic senators chuck schumer, stabenow, beg et are holding a press conference about an hour from now to ask house republicans to allow a vote on the middle class tax cut act which they passed in july. it is just the latest step to push to get a deal before the end of the year that will protect 98% of individuals and 97% of small businesses from seeing their income taxes go up.
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as the two sides deal with our fiscal future, politico reporting today that democrats are trying to get the white house to play nice with others and share its unprecedented database from the campaign. multilayered information could be valuable and incredibly valuable to 2014 candidates, state parties and outside progressive groups by giving them insight and everything from people voting habits to their tv watching habits to who may be most inclined to volunteer. they have not made a decision as to how to share the list if they're going to at all. they're using it to try to generate support for the president's legislative agenda. campaign manager jim messina warns, however that the list is specific to this president, not a bad point and it is no guarantee that any of the information would be relevant or accurate for other democratic candidates. for that reason, those candidates parties outside groups, may be better off just replicating the president's messages and techniques in building the list than trying to get their hands on the list
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itself. and a quick note on hillary clinton, a new abc news "washington post" poll shows if she decides to run for president in 2016, she's already got a leg up. 57% of people say they would support her. not a bad start. we're back after the break. stay with us. exciting issue. from financial regulation, iran getting a nuclear bomb, civil war in syria, fraud on wall street, destruction of medicare and medicaid. there are real issues here. having been a governor, i know that trade-offs are tough. things everyday exploding around the world that leave no shortage for exciting conversations. i want our viewer to understand why things have happened. at the end of the show, you know what has happened, why its happened and more importantly, what's going to happen tomorrow. of sununu, you're wrong. mitt romney, you're wrong. we need more teachers, not fewer teachers and more cops and more firefighters that support our
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get your tickets for washington, d.c. inauguration sexy liberal show january 19th. tickets going very fast. all four sexy liberals, yea! fun. >> wow. and jim and me, too. >> stephanie: and jim and you will open the show. jacki, we'll see if i can fit her in my carry on. she's very small. >> she is small. >> stephanie: looking at your tv she's actual size. >> can crush her head. >> stephanie: don't. we have jacki's healthcare corner coming up. all right. wow, you know, the president has been talking about the republicans once again holding middle class tax cuts hostage you know for the top 2%. representative tim walls of the great state of minnesota -- is it today? >> i believe it was yesterday. >> stephanie: discharge petition you heard nancy pelosi talking about this. to vote on the middle class tax cuts in the house. he joins us now. good morning representative. >> good morning. thank you for having me. >> stephanie: was it yesterday you filed it? >> we filed it at noon
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yesterday. we've got over 150 folks signed on. >> stephanie: that's awesome. so just talk to us about what you think is going to happen and on what timeframe. >> well what it is -- what we're saying is yes, there's a lot of big issues to take care of. we all agree we're not going to let tax rates increase on those families making less than $250,000 which is, of course, everybody gets that break on their first $250,000 and 98% of people don't make that much. we said let's pass that. take that off the table. then come back to this other to end the drama. >> stephanie: what it does, it brings the senate past middle class tax cuts which president obama said he will sign immediately to the house. >> what we could do, if we get the 218 signatures, we'll need some help from what i would consider to be moderate to pragmatic republicans, it would be on christmas eve. we could have it done. it takes seven days after we get her done. we could do it christmas eve. president said they would sign it. what i think is stephanie it
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changes the entire debate on this. it gets away from this -- we crafted this deadline and it is an artificial deadline we crafted but it is serious. it is ludicrous. the people don't understand it. like in any other, they do these oversimplifications of the kitchen table budgeting. well if you use their analogy on that, when you can't decide on something, pick the things out you can. this is an easy one. republicans say they want it. they'll vote for it. i can find no reason why you wouldn't do it. >> stephanie: representative, obviously there's -- separate from the issue is the politics of it. the reason they wouldn't do it is they think that's their leverage because then you're forcing them to vote on just -- for the rich again. >> i agree stephanie. what this does is if this isn't about holding the middle class as leverage to exact tax cuts for the wealthiest or cuts to medicare or whatever, no one will say that, you know, straight up. but if you don't sign this, what are we left to believe? that that would be the only
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reason -- so i think one of the things was i've used this technique once before. i was the author on the stock act to get some changes to congressional insider trading and i threatened to put this forward and the threat of a discharge petition was enough to say okay, i don't want to have to explain why i didn't vote on this because these guys are recessing today at noon and not doing anything. this is worse than kabuki dance they're not even dancing. >> stephanie: they have to be looking at the same polling particularly the latest "washington post" poll that shows the vast majority of americans will blame republicans. >> after this last election, i'm not sure they look at polls the same way. yes, i would think so. what i said, stephanie early when this vote came up and we were still debating it, i had concerns on it because i represent a predominantly agricultural district. there were concerns with the estate tax in there. that's not reason to hold this ing up. i ask these folks i ask my colleague on the floor did you find a constituent that said we want you guys to keep fighting, not agree on anything and kick
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it down the road. and they all are embarrassed. no, of course not. well i said wouldn't you like to get a win here? wouldn't you just like to go home and say okay, we did this. >> stephanie: as you and the president have said, the typical family, it will cost $2,200. >> it is serious. for many of us, we understand the bush tax cuts were a huge part of the problem with the long-term deficit and all of that. we don't deny that especially in a time of coming out of a recession, discretionary incomes in middle-class families get spent into the economy. that's 80% of our economy is consumer spending. the tax cuts at the top don't get spent. they get put on somewhere and they don't make a difference on the economy. so i would think the republicans could pound their chest and say see, we were right about this. to be honest with you, i don't care what they have to tell themselves just to get it done. >> stephanie: i thought the president made an interesting point yesterday. there is not enough time this year to come up with an overhaul of the u.s. tax system and entitlement programs as republicans want as a condition
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to avoid the cliff. >> yes, i want that, too. i want tax reform. i'm sure you do. it is too complex. i had a bill i wanted introduced that said all members of congress do their own taxes. find out how quickly then we decide we want to have reform because it is too complex and that complexity adds to the loopholes we talk about. >> stephanie: that's why your bill makes perfect sense. get this done now. give 98% of us tax relief. the things that both sides agree on and then the president yesterday thinks the president is poised to take off. obviously going over the cliff is the last thing anybody wants right now. >> i agree. i hear people on both sides talk about that. it may have been a contrived cliff. i know some folks call it a curve or whatever they want to call it. the fact of the matter is a large portion of any economy is the psychological effect of it. and you can't tell me that middle class -- i'm a teacher my wife and i -- that they're thinking about what happens if that tax bill changes on january
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1st and they're making decisions about their spending right now. that's reality. the one thing i agree with republicans on in the 2010 elections was that the economy needed certainty. the thing that frustrates me is it is creating more uncertainty by them not signing on to this and passing it. >> stephanie: absolutely. what i was saying last hour, representative, the thing we're not falling for is some of the republicans of right wing groups trying to criticize john boehner's plan -- >> oh, i know. >> stephanie: to make it seem like it is too much of a compromise for republicans. it is insane. this is the same plan they ran and lost on. >> we used to try that trick when we were kids. this cake is no good. don't eat it. >> stephanie: you don't want that! >> i think so, too. >> stephanie: i'm take yours. >> the public is tired of it. again, i understand. i'm going to have to swallow some bitter pills. i will not swallow them to hurt the middle class or things that do not improve the economy but i'm willing to make those concessions.
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i think we have a responsibility to be smart. i represent the mayo clinic and i don't think cuts to national institute of health are smart not just from a breakthrough standpoint in medicine. they're not smart economically. i think we do have a responsibility in government to provide a cost benefit analysis, early childhood education 12-1 on the return. you can't get that on the stock market. >> stephanie: representative you guys stay strong and keep fighting because i gotta say you know, you look at any poll and people are with us on these issues, you know. you can look at -- >> i agree. >> stephanie: tax cuts proveably caused these deficits. the social security does not -- doesn't add a cent to the deficit. >> i ran on this in a conservative district very clearly stated my position that i did not want to. i had to last time when the president asked us to, to extend all of the taxes for one year and that was a darn bitter pill for me to swallow. i was one of the democrats that voted on to get it through. i'm not going to do it again. it doesn't add to the economy and those top 2 don't need to
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get done. we all do agree on the bottom ones and i just -- i think now they've got themselves in a pretty tight box. i hope you keep beating the drum on this. >> stephanie: i think you're a helper. you're giving them an out. >> always the helpful teacher. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: representative tim walz of the great state of representative, thank you. talk to you soon. >> thank you. >> stephanie: you know what he is? he's someone who gets it done. brought to you by granger. >> oh, my god! >> stephanie: that's right. with over 900,000 products for the ones who get it done. >> representative tim walz -- >> stephanie: nothing but net on that one. >> i wonder if he's related to -- >> no. >> inglorious basterds and carnage. >> stephanie: a complaint letter from ron in geneva, illinois. you guys, i object in the strongest possible terms tho who is who insinuate chicago punks are a bunch of gangsters. i'm attaching a photograph of my grandfather standing on the chicago lakeshore who, as far as
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i know was not a gangster. he is simply indicating by finger where one might find a bag of vipers. the guy took too much of sheldon adelson's money. >> there is a guy who tried treading water with lead boots on and didn't work out for him. >> right off the oak street beach. >> stephanie: near oak park. okay. speaking of sheldon adelson dave in arizona says -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] steph, i heard jan brewer is thinking of running for president in 2016. >> if we can find her. >> she recently met with super pac donor sheldon. bone finger, what a great idea. two local arizona tv stations were told governor brewer was out of the state on private business. where in the world is bone finger? >> she's out of the state for an entire week and i think they certified the election earlier this week and she wasn't there to certify the election. that's a pretty big thing the
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governor needs to do so they had to have the secretary of state do it. >> stephanie: maybe she's in china trying to help out adelson with his troubles. >> apparently she visited a soldier in walter reed yesterday. she's in the d.c. area. but they won't -- she won't say why she's out of the state for the entire week. >> i would love to see her debate hillary. >> stephanie: governor, your opening statement? >> ahhh. >> happy to be here. >> stephanie: all right, governor, thank you. >> 18-second moment of silence at the very beginning of it. >> stephanie: that was the beginning of her prepared statements. it was what is your opening statement. my statement is -- ahhh. >> i'll see if i can post that on your facebook page. i'm sure a lot of people haven't seen that. >> stephanie: oh, dear. all right. chris in yankton, steph and the mooks, what's with the rash of people calling in and saying
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wait a minute while i take you off speaker. good lord, maybe you can do this on your own time and not ours. what's next? hi steph wait a second while i flush the crapper. archie bunker flush now that's great radio. >> stephanie: please don't flush when you call me. [toilet flushing] >> stephanie: all right. 17 minutes after the hour. what do i say when i say soda stream? in my head, fun wow! >> fun! wow! you used it last weekend and you were like oh, my god, it is so exciting. >> really exciting. >> stephanie: it is a toy. it is a science experiment. soda stream -- >> it turns tap water -- >> stephanie: into soda in less than 30 seconds. why didn't i do this for my 8th grade science fair project? everybody loves it. it transforms water into fresh
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♪ i don't know what you've done to me but i know this much is true ♪ >> stephanie miller. ♪ i want to do bad things to you ♪ >> stephanie: disgusting things before we come back.
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there are some things that aren't appropriate for air. or for when we are about to come back. we've been talking about the commercial that tormented me my whole childhood. >> fun! wow! >> stephanie: it was for an amusement park called fantasy island near buffalo new york. you heard the sad news. >> a listener called in to let us know one of the founders of fantasy island passed away over the weekend. >> stephanie: right. [ wah wah ] >> kids, wow! >> open casket, wow. >> rigger mortgage is, wow. >> stephanie: maybe not all that was right for air. none of that was said during the you on eulogy. >> his family is in her thoughts.
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>> stephanie: now you can't -- >> cremation wow. >> stephanie: now i can't go home again ever! you're a bad woman! okay. all right. you know the only thing to cleanse that unfortunate incident -- >> what? >> april in maryland with a beaver stack. we haven't done this in quite some time. mama, thought you would like this article about preventing damage to the dikes by beaver. >> what? >> stephanie: also on the sexy liberal show in d.c. oh good. it is from the bbc so it is a science stack. highbrow stack. a thriving beaver population. is threatening the stability of the netherlands. >> sounds like a party at your house. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: threatening the stability of the netherland's sea defenses, a group of experts known as -- >> dikes. >> stephanie: i think they try not to put the same word in the same sentence.
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in a sentence where they use beaver they use sea defenses. clearly, they are beaver experts like jim. >> dikes. >> stephanie: the mammal society has put together other wildlife groups to protection the water-blocking dikes. from the small but potentially destructive semi aquatic rodents. where they use dikes they're not going to say beaver. >> clever how they did that. >> infer something. >> who put some thought into this? >> stephanie: they're like stop it. >> stop it! >> stephanie: don't put that in the same sentence. >> ann: stop it. >> stephanie: there are is still a lot of unintentional hilarity. there have been no beaver sightings into the capital of amsterdam. you can get a lot of things in amsterdam. surprising you can't get beaver. you can get a block of hash -- >> the size of your face.
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>> stephanie: beaver expert -- >> another party at your house. >> stephanie: bill dykstra -- assures me it is only a matter of time when people have not had beaver before, they do not know how to cope with when they come. >> oh, really? >> no, no, no. >> stephanie: that's why we need to make sure we're all prepared. the netherlands -- >> for when the beaver comes. >> stephanie: the netherland's famous dikes protect the land from being flooded. very useful. without these sea defenses, huge swaths of the country would be underwater in areas where the dikes are directly connected to the water. the beaver are starting to borough through the ground. burrow through the ground. people can put down mesh grids. people can put down mesh grids.
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>> bill maher? >> stephanie: no. billmar dykstra. people can put down mesh grids to stop beaver. >> marijuana. >> stephanie: i'm giving important tips here. they can stop beaver from being able to get to the dike or use stones to protect them. it is really -- it is only really a problem when the slope from the dike -- >> i'm sorry? >> stephanie: the slope from the dike is going down into the water. that's when beaver like to burrow because it is in their nature. >> sure. >> stephanie: mr. dykstra says he is asking all of the regional representatives one crucial question. are you beaver ready? [ applause ] a question we all want to ask ourselves. >> i'm sure amsterdam is beaver ready. >> stephanie: you think so? >> nice beaver! >> thank you. i just had it stuffed. >> stephanie: 29 minutes after
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the hour. jacki's healthcare corner next. >> she gets to follow that? >> stephanie: yep. going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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>> stephanie miller. >> think sometimes people are really mean, the hot popular girl. >> stephanie: we'll ask jacki what that's like. 34 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 toll free from anywhere. ♪ hello world, there's a new -- come on, get jacki ♪ >> stephanie: good morning jacki schechner. >> i like that song better. it is more upbeat and happy.
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>> stephanie: like you. you know, as we're approaching this fiscal cliff thing obviously everybody's talking about oh we've gotta cut the entitlements like medicare. you've been pointing out something for awhile that we don't have a medicare problem. we have a healthcare cost problem. explain please, healthcare geek. >> this is one of the things people should really pay attention to because the healthcare crisis in this country gets so complicate and convoluted that people tune it out and then the republicans have this incredible opportunity to swoop in and make stuff up. we don't have a medicare problem. we have a healthcare cost problem. there is no competition in the healthcare market place right now. >> stephanie: right. >> okay. and people make money in the healthcare industry when prices go up. >> right. >> corporations make money when prices go up. we're talking about medical device manufacturers, drug companies, health insurance companies, they all make money the higher the prices are. they have no incentive to work for the public good. their incent sieve to make money
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for shareholders. higher prices in the healthcare market in general are a good thing for them. >> stephanie: right. you were pointing out we're forced -- because the baseline is fraudulently high. >> you hear a lot that medicare underpays. it is not that medicare underpays, it is that we have this faulty baseline that's too high. medicare's rates are actually reasonable but we've created this fake market place where the baseline is so expensive that we, as a nation, are overpaying and we don't negotiate the way other countries do. so we're essentially subsidizing like france and germany, for example because their governments have worked out a way to negotiate prices. so medicare, for example gets to set rates on payments to doctors and hospitals but doesn't have any power to negotiate rates on medical devices, drugs or durable medical equipment. so we don't have a market place wherein we have any leverage. ultimately, we pay more than other countries do for those things because we don't have any say. >> stephanie: also, you were
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talking about cost basically being arbitrary. you can pay $4,000 at one hospital. $15,000 at another. >> it should be infuriating. people should be angry about this. we have no idea what things really cost in this country. medically. so if you go to get a procedure or you have an emergency for god forbid and you end up in an emergency room you're not price checking. you're going -- you're going to get fixed or healed. >> stephanie: i have a gushing head injury. maybe i should go shop around. >> you're not in a position to discriminate based on price. you just go and you get help. so it could cost you let's say -- delivery is something else because you have a little bit of time to plan for that hopefully. you're not instantiously getting pregnant and having a child but the kid cost you $4,000 to have a delivery at one hospital and up the road, it could be $15,000 for the same delivery. there is no regulation. it is something we could have liked to have had during
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healthcare reform. it is something congress hasn't taken on yet. it is totally arbitrary. >> $900 for an aspirin is a little steep. >> when i was working on healthcare reform, i used to get these calls all the time. a woman said she got a bill. it was $100 for a disposable gown. and she said to me, i didn't wear a disposable gown. i wore a cloth gown. and she calls the hospital. the hospital says oh, no, it is not for your gown. it is for the gown the doctor was required to wear by law during your procedure. so she had to pay for the gown that the doctor wore. >> oh, my god. >> stephanie: healthcare being for profit is insane in the first place. because you're right. they can make up anything. you have no -- you have no ability to negotiate. no ability -- >> they don't answer to the patient. they answer to the shareholder. >> right. legally, they have a responsibility to make money for their shareholders. now something else i want to
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bring up while we have a little bit of time to talk about it. we hear about upping the age of eligibility. from 65 to 67. that's actually not a cost saver because what happens is for the individual, it is going to force people at the age of 65 to 67 to go out into the private insurance market place to pay more out of pocket also though adding those people into the larger insurance market place will drive up the cost of private insurance for everybody else and ultimately make medicare more expensive because it is based on what we pay in the private insurance market. so you have to think this through. but it's not a reasonable solution to take people who are getting older and sicker and need more medical care and throw them out into an insurance market that makes money by charging us more and it basically raises rates on everybody else. you're rising the tide that way. it is not a cost-efficient strad of strategy. >> stephanie: medicare is in no danger as long as congress
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makes it a priority. they fearmonger on social security and medicare. it is a crisis. we have to do something now. what -- talk to us about that for a minute. >> well, yeah, congress somehow seems to find the money for the unnecessary wars and subsidize the oil companies. it has the money to bail out wall street. it finds the money to help the auto industry. it is a matter of priorities. if congress turns around and says we're going to allocate money to make sure that our seniors, our most vulnerable are protected at the time in their life when they need it most, they make that a priority. the money is there. it is how the money is allocated. and if you say that we're going to take care of each other as society and we're not going to let people grow into old age wondering where their next meal is going to come from or die because they can't get basic medical care, we're making the decisions we need to make that will work for us as a society. we're doing the right thing by people who have given us their best. >> stephanie: jacki someone was saying, perfect example of
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them voting against the disabilities act with bob dole there in his wheelchair on the senate floor. >> astonishing. >> stephanie: people go i don't want to be republican because they're too mean. >> that's disgusting. that in and of itself, it turns out there were members of congress who actually supported the bill in writing then voted against it on the floor. it is despicable. i don't know how you can take a look at something like that and find a procedural hangup or i don't know, some ideological loophole. i don't even know why they would vote against it but it is extraordinary to me. there is a lack of compassion and humanity. >> stephanie: as you say, we can take care of our seniors and our disabled. it is priorities. if the rich pay their fair share, for instance. >> that's all we need to do. there are ways to modify the system but it's not medicare's problem. it's the healthcare system in general. we really, as progressives, need to be adamant about the facts here. republicans want to privatize
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medicare because it is going to make more money for the rich in this country. it has been there are method all along. it has been their goal. that's not changing. >> stephanie: absolutely. >> doing everything they can to dismantle the social safety net. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: jacki because everyone comes to you with their healthcare problems, is this covered? isn't this gross would hit the headlines. the woman with the runny nose that turned out to be a woman leaking -- brain fluid. [ screaming ] okay. if you've just eaten you might want to -- >> i saw that! is that unbelievable? >> stephanie: okay. gawker brings us the details. >> yeah. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: after four -- one of those things where you can't help yourself. after four months of leaking -- tests of liquid coming out of her knows several doctors blamed on severe allergies. she went to the emergency room after testing the fluid, she was
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diagnosed with a brain leaking from her nose. >> doctors should have tested the fluid to see what it was. [ screaming ] >> i imagine the brain fluid would look different than runny nose. >> yeah. >> stephanie: thanks for using medical term for that. she said it wasn't even dripping. it was pouring out of her nose. if i looked down or bent over, it would pour out of the left side of her nose. >> oh, god! >> stephanie: she needed like a nose depends. after weeks -- and you were saying about talking about being at the mercy of the healthcare system. she said you know, at first she didn't question her doctor's diagnosis of allergies. really? it is pouring down like a bucket of -- okay. >> one in the chat room said she needed a brain tampon. >> stephanie: a brain kotex with wings. >> a horse to ride on the beach. >> stephanie: walking around with paper towels stuffed up her nose, she grew concerned enough
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to go to a nearby urgent care center. there both the nurse and doctor were shocked at her condition. you should have seen the doctor's face when he tried to be expressionless. that product we talked about before. jackaway. once the diagnosis of leaky brain syndrome was confirmed -- >> is that the technical term? >> stephanie: leaky brain syndrome. >> ask your doctor if lbs is right for you. >> that redefines brain fart, doesn't it? >> stephanie: once it was confirmed, she was sent for surgery. she's not leaking anymore but we have to make sure she doesn't spring a new leak. >> oh, my god! >> what caused this? >> did she think too hard and spring a leak? >> stephanie: that's just -- really! wow! that's the problem. we're just so trusting. all right, doctor. an lrg? we'll just go home and take a
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claritin, i guess. >> you have to trust the doctor at some point. >> that's the other part of this too not to spoil all the fun. doctors, by definition, have more information than we do about these sorts of things. so you have to trust. when they say you need a test or you need some sort of treatment you have to trust they know what they're doing. >> stephanie: i think i can make a fortune to inhibit the inappropriate social responses right? >> yeah. >> you know a rocky mountain mike jingle is coming for this. >> stephanie: norquist product. jacki schechner spectacular healthcare corner. you can change out of your nurse jacki outfit into your snappy news suit. see you at the top. >> exactly. >> if you want healthcare, why
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don't you move to france? >> good idea. >> stephanie: a lot of right-wingers have leaky brain syndrome. 45 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> oh, my! how ruthlessly absurd! >> announcer: it's "the stephanie miller show." exciting issue. from financial regulation, iran getting a nuclear bomb, civil war in syria, fraud on wall street, destruction of medicare and medicaid. there are real issues here. having been a governor, i know that trade-offs are tough. things everyday exploding around the world that leave no shortage for exciting conversations. i want our viewer to understand why things have happened. at the end of the show, you know what has happened, why its happened and more importantly, what's going to happen tomorrow. you see grandma lives waaaay down
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as my wife calls you. >> stephanie: we're real. >> caller: my ranch is down by the arizona/mexico border where the -- >> stephanie: what about the coupe cabras? >> i haven't seen one but i have a caution warning sign for them here. but my point is in the last four years, things have changed greatly because obama policies. right now as i look out my window, i'm in the middle of nowhere, i see border control trucks going down the road for the drug smugglers bringing the drugs over. i used to see 400 footprints in my washes some nights. people smuggling. that's been stopped. and that has made so in the orchards up here our pay raise for mexican-americans and anglo-americans like me has gone from $7 an hour to $14 an hour. and now a husband and a wife can make $30 an hour together
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working at these things. what's happening is they cannot get guides from here to take them through the mountains anymore because they're like heck with that. i can get health insurance. working in the pistachio orchards. it is awesome. that's his policies of cracking down on the companies themselves. not that stupid border fence. it doesn't work at all. >> stephanie: and pistachios are yummy. i would like to point that out. [ applause ] >> stephanie: let's dive into the right-wing world. oh goodness. was this fox news, roger ail caught on tape? -- roger ailes caught on tape? >> david petraeus was kind of caught on tape. >> stephanie: in 2011, according to a "washington post" report, roger ailes attempted and failed to encourage david pa petraeus to run for president. the interesting thing about the audio -- >> casey mcfarland worked in the reagan administration. she's like a security and defense reporter analyst for fox
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news. >> stephanie: basically more proof that fox news is the communications arm of the republican party. basically, mcfarland says the big boss meaning rupert murdoch is bankrolling it meaning if he runs for president, roger is going to run it and the rest of us will be your in-house. >> she says that here. >> stephanie: there you go. he decided not to run because of his concerns for his wife. [ wah wah ] david petraeus and casey mcfarland of fox news. >> i would take him up on his offer. >> all right. >> you would quit fox? >> i know. he said -- >> maybe i'm confusing that with rupert. >> i don't think. i know roger said that's okay. i think -- maybe he is bankrolling it. roger is going to run it and the
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rest of us are going to be your in-house. >> wow. >> stephanie: in-house communications unit. [ applause ] isn't that something? yeah, i love that. my wife would divorce me if i did that. i love my wife. we have a beautiful house which she was never in -- >> i love my wife. >> stephanie: sean hannity. >> becoming more and more apparent the president of the united states is willing to endure the dire consequences of plummeting off the fiscal cliff rather than just sit down and negotiate with republicans at the table and make no mistake this is far from some obscure conspiracy theory. this is becoming the frightening political reality for the entire country. what you're seeing now is a man who thinks he has free reign. watching someone who believes he was re-elected with a mandate to do whatever he pleases. he's ignoring the fact that a republican majority remains in the u.s. house of representatives and a majority that was sent there to cut spending and oppose his tax hikes. >> they were sent there because
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of gerrymandering. >> stephanie: a million more people voted for democrats for the house. wow! i bet you said all of the exact same things when george bush won, right? >> chat room wonder ifs sean hannity can please plummet off a cliff. >> computer says no. >> stephanie: he bounces like a bumble. grover norquist on msnbc. >> now he gets re-elected with less strength, not against a war hero but against a guy from massachusetts and the republicans have the house and he thinks somebody made him king and he's going to have more taxes, more spending and more regulations. it is a real problem for him. he doesn't have the mandate he thinks he does. so i think -- it takes us over the cliff because he has blinders on. he doesn't see where he stands in the universe. >> who made you king, idiot? who made you king of that universe? >> stephanie: he acts like someone just won in a second
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landslide. >> who does he think he is? look at him. you know what i'm saying? >> stephanie: he sounds like a dweeb. bill o'reilly. >> a fact that american colleges and universities are dominated by liberal faculty members according to a survey conducted by the institute for jewish and community research, 48% of college professors call themselves liberal. only 17% say they're conservative. question is if taxpayers are funding state universities, should there be a balance of ideological opinion in the classroom? take actress uma thurman's father, for example. he teaches at columbia university and recently went off on grover norquist to sign an oath they will not raise taxes. >> rightfully went off at grover norquist. >> stephanie: that's treason to sign a pledge. >> intellectuals tend to be liberal because they think. >> stephanie: there's facts and stuff involved.
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okay. tim wildman on the american family radio thing. show. >> i think if it would have been a white president -- a white president running against mitt romney, he loses. i think the racial dynamic played a large part in president obama winning. >> that's deep thinking. >> stephanie: that's horribly racist right there. he won a second time because he's black. two landslides. yeah. okay. eric bolling on the 5. a little bob costas bashing. >> i saw this tragedy happen. saturday morning i saw it. i was like how long before someone, someone uses that pulpit to say it has to be head trauma or something else like gun control. i never expected nbc to allow bob costas to come out and do something on their national -- costas is a coward though. he didn't even say he believes this. he said he agrees with ken though. it was his assessment of it. it wasn't even his own thought
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process. >> stephanie: right. >> agree with someone that is your thought process. if you say that lincoln freed the slaves and i dare say the nfl player was a coward in that situation -- >> stephanie: some people have said worse things on football broadcasts, for instance like rush limbaugh. >> 69% of new york state residents believe climate change was responsible for hurricane sandy. according to a sienna research institute poll that was released yesterday afternoon 69% of the people in new york state believe a hoax. 69% of the people of new york state prove that you can politicize science turn it into a political issue and then forge political agreement and association on that basis with it. >> exactly what scientists
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predicted would happen and it happened. >> stephanie: all right. sexy liberal hal sparks next on "the stephanie miller show." governor tomorrow night. she is awesome. we'll be right back on the "stephanie miller show." rrrrenttvccccm01841
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